Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/06/14

Francis holds the monstrance at yesterday's Corpus Christi celebration (AP)

Catholics must shun “the false bread that deludes and corrupts“, Pope Francis said as he celebrated Corpus Christi yesterday (full text, short video, full video).

The Pope strongly opposed the legalisation of recreational drugs in a speech this morning.

In six months there will be an explosion of violence and starvation in South Sudan, the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo has predicted.

The National Catholic Register condemns this week’s ruling that EWTN must comply with the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate.

Carly Andrews explains how the Eucharist saved her life.

Anne Morton names the “seven habits of highly effective Catholics“.

And Rome Reports catches up with a priest who saw Pope Francis “steal” a crucifix from a dead priest (video).

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.


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